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To: Born to Conserve

he B-24 Liberator was famous for mincing japanese fighters. Each bomber had TEN M2 machine guns. A formation of four or more was considered impregnable by the japs.


Evidently, the Luftwaffe missed that memo. Never heard that before. The Japanese were starting to do a bit of a number on the B-29s until Iwo.

Fighter Escort is(was) the difference.


29 posted on 08/11/2012 5:04:18 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: 98ZJ USMC

I think that most of the B-29s that served in the Pacific had their defensive weapons removed to save weight and extend their range.


37 posted on 08/11/2012 7:39:25 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
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